The first Planters Grove was opened today, March 23rd, 2011, in New Orleans’ historic Central City. The Corps Network, with its local member Corps, Limitless Vistas, Inc., the Louisiana Green Corps/ARC of Greater New Orleans and Planters worked together to create a public green space designed to provide a natural, inspirational place for the community to enjoy.
“The Corps Network would like to thank Planters, our member Corps, community partners and the incredible people of Central City for helping us make this a reality,” said Sally Prouty, president and CEO at The Corps Network.
We were excited to play a part in creating this Planters Grove,” said Patrick Barnes, founder of Limitless Vistas, Inc. “This natural park will not only be a place for the community to enjoy shared experiences, but will also serve as a teaching tool about the environment and local agriculture.”
The Corps Network's local member Corps will lead the maintenance, ongoing programming and seasonal planting of each Planters Grove with additional community partners including New Orleans Neighborhood Development Collaborative, Central City Partnership and Faubourg Lafayette Neighborhood Association...read more...